Sex-Tape heiress Paris Hilton sparks outrage by opening fashion store in Saudi Arabia’s holiest city ‘Mecca’

Nowhere is safe from Paris Hilton, not even the holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia and the latest venue for one of Ms. Hilton’s pricey handbags and accessories stores. Of course, Paris isn’t without her critics, and the idea that the notorious hard-partying, sex-tape socialite has opened a store in an Islamic holy place coveted by 1.2 billion Muslims worldwide, has proved a step too far for many.

UK Daily Mail  Paris announced the opening of the store to her nine million Twitter followers on Thursday. ‘Loving my beautiful new store that just opened at Mecca Mall in Saudi Arabia!’ she tweeted.

Her announcement quickly prompted others to voice their displeasure and accuse her of ‘insulting Mecca’. One person replied to her tweet saying, ‘R u kidding?’ Another comment, ‘Saudi claim there are other ways to allow for pilgrims, & if religiosity is of such importance, why is @ParisHilton being allowed a store in Makkah?’ 

Another tweet questioned Hilton’s style of products and remarked, ‘that’s it? That’s why ppl are not buying it? Not coz she is a “adult star” who happens to be rich enough to have her own brand and open it in Mecca?’ Others were more understanding: ‘Why the attack? This is a global brand found everywhere, whether it was in an Arab country or a European one.’

Another user said ‘Simply put, those who see this is a Western invasion of the Arab world shouldn’t be buying nor marketing their products. But to reject this concept and at the same time, buy all European and Western products is completely hypocritical.’ 

Paris will certainly be hoping her new store becomes a ‘mecca’ for those willing to make a pilgrimage to the famous Mecca Mall, located in King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz Road, in search of ‘affordable luxury fashion products.’

Paris has come a long-way since her early days as one of New York’s leading It Girls in the early part of this century. She achieved international acclaim – and infamy – after a home sex movie she made with Shannon Doherty’s ex-husband Rick Salomon went viral in November 2003. 

Since then, she has tried her hand at a wide variety of careers including acting, singing and being a fashion designer – not always to great success, but it has helped establish her as a very powerful global brand. 

There are over 40 Paris Hilton Stores worldwide and her products include perfumes, handbags, watches and footwear. She reputedly earns over $10 million a year from sales and charges $300,000 for personal appearances. Her net worth is estimated at $100 million.

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23 comments on “Sex-Tape heiress Paris Hilton sparks outrage by opening fashion store in Saudi Arabia’s holiest city ‘Mecca’

  1. Wealthy Saudis have long loved their luxury items, including booze, drugs, western education, underage girls and boys, gambling, food, clothing and accessories. This type of expenditure is strictly off limits only for the huge population of Saudi poor kept down by Allah’s shari’a that doesn’t apply to the wealthy Muslims who consume western products as if Islam didn’t forbid it.

  2. Paris Hilton and all the other RICH and FAMOUS debutantes’ are TRAITORS to this Country and they do NOT have to worry about world affairs. They don’t are about the rest of the world except making more money and having a good time. Why even pay attention to her anyway???
    I have seen enough snobbish rich people to last me a whole lifetime.
    John Carman
    Former U.S. Secret Service

    • AMEN!!!!

      BRAVO, Mr. Carman – you’re so right about the “élite” (which also usually connotes “rich” as well) no longer caring for their countries; and while she may be titillating, her loose morals in the end betray a remarkably SHALLOW mind and poor character!!! I’d prefer to have nothing to do with her and her ilk…

      • As to her wearing a hijab (even if it’s not as bad as a niqab or burqa): it only betrays her basic contemptibility!!!

        Where’s her patriotism? Where’s her sense of knowing better than to have anything to do with your enemy?? Ah no, as far as she’s concerned, money buys everything including “love” and “fame”…

        She can enjoy this world all she wants – but woe’s her when the Last Judgement comes…

  3. Ugh. I used to think Paris Hilton was kind of pretty, but with that headbag on, she looks hideous, like a horse.

    Sorry, Paris, but the hijabi look doesn’t suit your long nose and horsey face. But it may fit your slave mentality in the end, if that is what you choose.

    BOYCOTT THE BURKA, BROAD.

    I have NO respect for ANY woman who puts that slave crap on her head.

  4. Those muz have a lot of nerve criticizing a little bit of the west coming into mecca…. they can infiltrate all of the western world but find her dumb store an offense? Pretty sure that mall has all the overly expensive western stores in it anyhow. Sacks is there, Chanel…. etc

  5. What’s funny is that barring conversion to islam (which a few years ago, muslims were claiming she did indeed do), Paris Hilton will never be allowed anywhere near that store of hers since non-muslims are forbidden from stepping foot in Mecca – although before mo and his raging band of killers came, Mecca was once one of the world’s most religiously DIVERSE and TOLERANT cities!

  6. well she is damn shure not in obama’s cornner plain to see she like’s capitolism and she loves money enough to go after the muslim dollar ! she may be a little loose in the morals department but what the hell if she can piss off a muslim she can drink beer with me

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